I have just completed an oral assessment on a 7-year-old neutered standard dachshund bitch, Molly.
She has the procedure every two years, and always develops a moderate build up of calculus. However, there is a slow progression of pocketing on the palatal aspects of the maxillary canine teeth.
I have root planed the canine teeth where pockets are starting to appear.
What are you all doing to slow down the progression of these pockets?
I usually find that in spite of treatment these pockets in the breed tend to progress eventually resulting in the need to extract the maxillary canine teeth before bone destruction causes oronasal fistulae.
Do I need to perform denials on these animals on a more frequent basis?
I look forward to reading your thoughts.
With best wishes,